Hidden in an alley way, a short walk from St. Paul’s Cathedral is The Four Sisters Townhouse. It’s very easy to miss as GPS tracking isn’t very accurate. I’d been there once already and still managed to get lost trying to find the bar. It’s well worth the little bit of trouble finding it as the bar in all its vintage glory is so charming.
I was shown to my seat to look over the cocktail menu as I waited for my friend to arrive. The cocktail menu consisted of 12 cocktails and all looked absolutely delicious. When my friend arrived our helpful bartender/mixologist/waiter helped us decide which cocktails to try. He was so friendly and apologetic as he was the only staff member on duty and for a Monday he reported they were quite busy. Given this, it meant a little bit of a wait for our cocktails but it was so worth the wait.
We got to try six cocktails from the two menus available, Market To Glass Cocktails and the New Wave, Classic And Forgotten Cocktails. I was informed before heading to Four Sisters that ‘Bar manager Andrei Marian offers a weekly-changing drinks menu using seasonal local produce as part of his ‘market-to-glass’ concept, whilst classic options sit comfortably alongside contemporary signatures that mix delicious and surprising elements to create truly unique libations’.
So while we got to try the delicious Fallen Apple (Beneroy Fine Calvados, Kummel, lemon, Strawberry), Vikings Coffee (Aalborg Jubileums aquavit, Fernet Branca, Sisters Amari Blend, Coffee, Orange Bitters), Simple things (Beefeater, lime, raspberry soda), End of Summer (Absolute vodka, falernum, grapefruit, indian tonic), Treacle _ tiki blend, apple, lime and aromatic bitter) and the Silver Angel (Absolute vodka, Merlet Peche, Passion Fruit, Apple, Prosecco), these may not be on the menu when you visit. The Simple Things was my absolute favourite of these drinks along with the End of Summer. I could have drank these all night, they were that refreshing and so easy to go down. My friend favoured the Silver Angel and the Vikings Coffee.
To soak up all the delicious cocktails we drank, we ordered the Townhouse Grazing Platter which consisted of a range of breads, cheeses, cold meats, seafood, peppers and olives. While the platter appears small when it first gets put in front of you, it felt like the Mary Poppin’s bag of platters. The food just appeared to be never ending. It was extremely delicious and rich in flavour.
The Four Sisters Townhouse is open Monday & Tuesday: noon – 11pm, Wed, Thu & Fri: noon – 1am and available exclusively for private hire at the weekends. It’s a fabulous location for quiet after work drinks so make sure you head down if you work around St. Paul’s Cathedral. And if you don’t it worth the visit. For me, I can’t wait to see more of The Four Sisters Townhouse’s ever changing cocktail menu so I’ll be headed back soon!
Reporter: Tegan LeBon
The Four Sisters Townhouse
5 Groveland Court Bow Lane London, EC4M 9EH